Chris Hughton: 'Brighton & Hove Albion tried to sign Tammy Abraham in summer'

Tammy Abraham has been named as part of Gareth Southgate's latest England squad

England face world champions Germany first on Friday, November 10, before the 2014 hosts Brazil visit on November 14.

Twenty-year-old Abraham, who is also eligible to play for Nigeria, has played for England at Under-21, U19 and U18 level and was part of the England U21 squad for the European Championship earlier this year, scoring once in the tournament against Germany.

Tammy Abraham has impressed on loan at Swansea so far this season, with the Chelsea forward scoring four times in 10 Premier League appearances.

England manager Gareth Southgate has challenged Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez to prove their global credentials after calling up the uncapped trio.

Abraham has scored four goals in ten games since joining Swansea on loan whilst Joe Gomez has been given his chance in a Liverpool side struggling at the back.

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There is no place however for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, despite calls from manager Arsene Wenger for him to be considered. "He's played very well for Manchester United".

Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been left out along with Manchester United's Chris Smalling.

"We're in a position now where we've qualified for the World Cup and we always wanted to look at the team and how we want it to evolve", said Southgate "This is an opportunity to look at new players and a different way of playing and I think the beauty of my position is that I know the young players in the system".

"For anybody who aspires to be involved at global level, it's about how they do at club level first", Hughton said.

Loftus-Cheek, 21, has played seven games for Palace, while 20-year-old Gomez has become Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's first-choice pick at right-back for Premier League games.

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